On-Demand Webcast: What Not to Wear: enforceability of dress codes in the workplace

Date and Time

Starts:09/15/2017 8:00 AM

Ends:09/15/2056 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Additional Information

Event Sponsor

A dress code policy is important for the company's branding and image.  This program will assist employers in developing and implementing dress code policies in a manner that is consistent with the law. It will provide a review of applicable statutory and jurisprudential rules pertaining to company dress code policies.


Learning objectives:

  • Sexual Harassment or Discrimination
  • Religious accommodation
  • Occupational Health and Safety Obligations
  • Constructive Dismissal Complaints
  • Best practices for dress code policies


Who should attend?

HR Professionals and management seeking to review/update or implement a dress code policy.  

Speaker bio(s)
Jonquille Pak, LLB

Jonquille is a partner at Whitten & Lublin. For many years, she worked at one of Canada’s top full service law firms advising many of its large corporate clients on employment and labour issues in a wide variety of sectors, including manufacturing, commercial, education, financial services, health care, telecommunications and media. It is Jonquille's vast experience as a lawyer for management that also allows her to understand how to win when hired by employee clients.

Jonquille has appeared as co-counsel and lead counsel before various tribunals and courts, including the Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Jonquille is no stranger to unionized workplaces and has exclusively represented and advised employers with regard to a variety of union issues, including grievance arbitration proceedings, interest arbitration proceedings, Ontario Labour Board proceedings, collective agreement interpretation and collective bargaining.

She also specializes in business immigration and mobility, assisting both companies and foreign workers with regard to work permits, intra-company transfers, business visitors, and labour market opinions.

A firm believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Jonquille provides strategic pro-active advice to clients to avoid costly and unnecessary litigation down the road.